Depression Support Groups in Silver Spring, MD

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Parents of Adult Children
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified
"This is a group for parents who are experiencing over-involvement, conflict, tension, or rejection in their relationship to an adult child or children. This situation can be stressful and can result in feelings of anger, anxiety, or depression . This group ..."
(301) 476-1480 
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Group meets in:
Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Grief and Loss
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC, NCC
Verified
"Grief is experienced in so many ways - physical, emotional, and spiritual. One needs a place to recognize that these reactions are part of the journey of grief. Being with grieving people can reaffirm that one is not going crazy. ..."
(301) 756-5249 
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Group meets in:
Silver Spring, MD 20904
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Adult Interpersonal Group - online for now
Psychologist, PhD, CGP
Verified
"This mixed gender psychotherapy group meets weekly - it used to be in Bethesda but is now online (we will likely do some hybrid of in-person in Silver Spring and online in the future). Groups sessions are facilitated in a ..."
(301) 683-5170 
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Group meets in:
Silver Spring, MD 20903
Nanor Wellness Village, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
"We are a community of mental health professionals who believe in inspiring others to take the steps necessary to control their wellness needs. We are enthusiastic about joining forces with families as a whole and others who are ready to ..."
(240) 650-9645 
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Group meets in:
Silver Spring, MD 20905
Living and Growing, LLC
Verified
"Living and Growing, LLC "
(301) 960-5477 
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Group meets in:
Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Thursday Group: online only (no current openings)
Psychologist, PhD, CGP
Verified
"Dr Frank has an online group for adults that meets (and will always meet) on Zoom, and is open to people in any of the 28 PsyPact states. This group is suitable for men and women who want to address ..."
(301) 683-5170 
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Group meets in:
Silver Spring, MD 20903

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Photo of Jacqueline Wallen, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Silver Spring, MD
Parents of Adult Children
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified
"This is a group for parents who are experiencing over-involvement, conflict, tension, or rejection in their relationship to an adult child or children. This situation can be stressful and can result in feelings of anger, anxiety, or depression . This group ..."
(301) 476-1480 
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Group meets in:
Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Grief and Loss
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC, NCC
Verified
"Grief is experienced in so many ways - physical, emotional, and spiritual. One needs a place to recognize that these reactions are part of the journey of grief. Being with grieving people can reaffirm that one is not going crazy. ..."
(301) 756-5249 
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Group meets in:
Silver Spring, MD 20904
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Group for High School Girls
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"I run two groups for high school girls; Tuesdays from 4:00-5:00 pm and Wednesdays from 4:25-5:25 pm. The group members are hard-working, determined, lively, and hopeful. With time, they become connected and invested in helping each other grow. The girls ..."
(301) 984-3333 
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Group meets in:
North Bethesda, MD 20852
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Psychotherapy Group for Depression and Anxiety
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
"This 14-week Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) group is for adults (18+) who are feeling depressed and/or anxious. This confidential group will teach you how to recognize and modify your negative and anxiety-provoking thought patterns that affect your feelings and behaviors so ..."
(240) 453-4680 
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Group meets in:
Rockville, MD 20852
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Psychotherapy Group for Depression and Anxiety
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"Enroll now for a 12-week Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) group specifically for adults (18+) who are feeling depressed and/or anxious. This confidential group will teach you how to recognize and modify your negative and anxiety-provoking thought patterns that affect your feelings ..."
(240) 453-4569 
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Group meets in:
Rockville, MD 20852
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Everyday Mindfulness Skills Group
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
"The Everyday Mindfulness Skills Group is a 12-week therapy group for adults who are feeling overwhelmed or stressed and would like to learn mindfulness skills to increase a sense of life balance, resiliency, and feelings of peace and well-being. Learn ..."
(240) 252-4441 
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Group meets in:
Rockville, MD 20852
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Group for Young Adult Women
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"This group meets on Tuesday mornings from 10:00-11:00 an, We discuss a wide range of topics including self-esteem, social anxiety, depression , stress, and eating disorders. How to have healthier relationships, increase independence, and live happier lives are all part of ..."
(301) 984-3333 
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Group meets in:
North Bethesda, MD 20852
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Group Psychotherapy
Counselor, MS, LCPC, LCMFT, LCADC, CGP
Verified
"Group psychotherapy provides a safe and confidential space for self-discovery and emotional resilience. Through supportive connections formed in the group, members create a learning laboratory. They explore interpersonal struggles and patterns of thinking and feeling as they experience effective communication. ..."
(301) 375-0982 
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Group meets in:
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
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Washington Integrative Mental Health Services, LLC
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
"At WIHMS, we believe that people are resilient, sacred and powerful. That our lives, no matter how hard, have meaning and that our past struggles, no matter how painful, can lead to a future of strength and joy. We believe ..."
(202) 953-3790 
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Group meets in:
Takoma Park, MD 20912
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Therapeutic Role Playing Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
"Calling all High Schoolers who love Role Playing Games and those who have always wanted to try! In this therapeutic role playing group, you will collaborate with your fellow adventurers to solve puzzles, uncover treasure, and defeat monsters in a ..."
(301) 710-9815 
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Group meets in:
Rockville, MD 20852
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Parent, Adolescent & Multi-Family DBT skills group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
"Currently Virtual. Our parent group is for parents with children of any age (teenagers are the most common, but some have adult children) and is Wednesdays 7-8:30pm with Elissa Stieglitz, Ph.D. Our Multi-Family Group pairs parents with their adolescents to ..."
(240) 301-1474 
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Group meets in:
Bethesda, MD 20814
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Aging and Wellness Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
"The Aging and Wellness Group is an ongoing co-ed therapy group specifically for older adults who are adjusting to life transitions in the phase of life following retirement. Themes include identity issues, meaning & purpose, changes in social network and ..."
(240) 453-4348 
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Group meets in:
Rockville, MD 20852
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Aging and Wellness Group
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
"The Aging and Wellness Group is an ongoing co-ed therapy group specifically for older adults who are adjusting to life transitions in the phase of life following retirement. Themes include identity issues, meaning & purpose, changes in social network and ..."
(240) 252-4441 
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Group meets in:
Rockville, MD 20852
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DBT Groups
Counselor, LCPC, NCC, MA
Verified
"Dialectical Behavior Therapy (or DBT) groups are structured open groups with focus on specific skills in four primary modules: Mindfulness skills; Interpersonal effectiveness skills; Emotion regulation skills; and Distress tolerance skills. Multiple group options available. "
(301) 637-3170 
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Group meets in:
Bethesda, MD 20814

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Depression Support Groups
Depressive disorders are characterized by persistent feelings of sadness and worthlessness and a lack of desire to engage in formerly pleasurable activities. Depression is not a passing blue mood, which almost everyone experiences from time to time, but a complex mind/body illness that interferes with everyday functioning. It not only darkens one's outlook, it is commonly marked by sleep problems and changes in energy levels and appetite. It alters the structure and function of nerve cells so that it disrupts the way the brain processes information and interprets experience.

Despite feelings of hopelessness and worthlessness, depression is a treatable condition. It can be treated with psychotherapy by depression support groups in Silver Spring. As with many illnesses, the earlier treatment begins, the more effective it can be and the greater the likelihood that recurrence can be prevented.

Psychotherapy addresses the thinking patterns that precipitate depression, and studies show that it prevents recurrence. Drug therapy is often helpful in relieving symptoms, such as severe anxiety, so that people can engage in meaningful psychotherapy.

What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Silver Spring Support Groups and Group Therapy both offer a safe place to explore important issues. It is important, however, to understand the difference between the two.

Group therapy in Silver Spring is led by a therapist, group psychotherapist, or group counselor, and is generally structured around an issue. The therapist guides the group through a program as the group works together to better understand thoughts and feelings. Experienced therapists lead psychotherapy groups for various ages, such as adults, and specific issues including anger management, anxiety, and coping skills.

Support groups in Silver Spring are usually facilitated by a therapist or counselor, but can also be led by members with lived experiences. Generally, a support group is less structured than a therapy group. Support groups bring together members to provide support and strength to each other, often around a common challenge such as addiction or grief.

Most therapy groups will meet for a fixed length of time with a consistent group of members, while many support groups meet for an indefinite period of time with members coming and going.